Bell Bank has named Latasha Causey, listed in 2021 as one of the Most Influential Women in Arizona, as vice president and community development officer in the Phoenix metro.

In her new position, Causey will work closely with Bell’s leadership, key Arizona business leaders and community organizations to guide Bell’s efforts in helping minority-owned businesses, nonprofit organizations, underserved populations and neighborhoods.

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“Our work in community development creates necessary conversations in which we actively listen, build trust and take action together for the community good,” said Kyle Kennedy, Bell Bank’s Phoenix president and Arizona banking director. “With Latasha’s passion, community awareness and deep connections, I can’t think of anyone better suited to represent Bell and provide leadership in this new role. Bell has always been about helping people, and we want to continue to move forward to invest in solutions and work hand in hand with other leaders to made our community even better.”

“I appreciate this new opportunity to focus my experiences and perspective, helping Bell partner with other leaders for community good,” said Causey, “I’m eager to help Bell expand our circles and build impactful relationships in the community.”

Causey graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in communications, then earned her master’s degree with a concentration in organizational management. Prior to joining Bell as regional human resources manager in 2020, she worked for various financial organizations, most recently with USAA, where she was responsible for leading the local foundation and strengthening USAA’s brand and culture in the Phoenix market. A Phoenix native, Causey has been a longtime community advocate and leader. She serves on the boards of directors of the Arizona State University Alumni Association, Valley of the Sun United Way and Teach For America Phoenix and chairs the Phoenix Business and Workforce Board at the City of Phoenix.

Causey and her husband, Sullivan, live in Litchfield Park, Ariz., and have two sons.